How to Make A Front Door Wreath Step By Step

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In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to make a super cute, spring themed front door wreath, step by step.

After making this wreath, it will take away that intimidation factor and make you want to make many more wreaths in your near future!

Front Door Wreath For Spring

If you’re like me and you dream of being able to whip up something pretty to adorn your home, you know that it can sometimes be intimidating.

Step by step front door wreath tutorial

Because of this, I decided that I needed to find the materials to make my wreath before just going out on a wild goose chase.

And to get lots and lots of inspiration, I went directly to Pinterest.

You would not believe the plethora of ways you can create a wreath.

Types of Wreath Forms

First, there’s a huge variety of wreath forms you can use:

  • Foam
  • Grapevine
  • Wire
  • Metal
  • Cardboard
  • Straw
  • Wooden
  • Pine cone
  • Even pool noodles and garden hoses!

Decorating the Base of Your Front Door Wreath

Then there’s the method of how you decorate the base of your wreath:

  • Burlap wrapped
  • Yarn wrapped
  • Deco mesh
  • Crochet flowers
  • Felt flowers
  • Wooden flowers
  • Moss covered
  • Yarn pom poms
  • Twine
  • Raffia
  • Ornaments
  • The list goes on and on.

So I was a little bit overwhelmed when I walked into my local A.C. Moore.

All I knew was that I wanted to make a burlap ribbon wrapped foam wreath, add pretty flowers and a pretty ribbon to it.

Step 1: Front Door Wreath: Get Your Materials & Supplies

Gather your tools and materials

Unfortunately, you may not find all of the materials you want for your front door wreath all in one place.

I ended up going to 3 different local craft stores, A.C. Moore, JoAnn Fabrics, and Michaels to get what I was looking for.

OR you can purchase most of what I used for my wreath from Amazon.

Here’s a list of all of the supplies/materials I used for this project.

Keep in mind you’re going to have leftover materials that you can save in a box for any future projects.

  • 18″ white styrofoam extruded wreath – (Got mine at A.C. Moore) Here’s one just like it from Hobby Lobby for $6.99. Same price I paid for mine.
  • 2 1/2″ by 10 yard burlap ribbon –  (Got mine at A.C. Moore) You can get this on Amazon for $6.22.
  • Green florist wire (24 gauge, 1/4 lb) –  Got mine at JoAnn for $2.49 (too expensive on Amazon).
  • Glue gun & glue sticks –  (Already had mine) You can buy one, glue sticks included, from Amazon for $12.82.
  • Wire cutters – (Already had mine) Check your hubby’s toolbox or you can get them on Amazon for $14.97.
  • Artificial flowers – Got mine at A.C. Moore & JoAnn totaling $14 but you can get 12 of them on Amazon in different colors for $11.99.
  • Craft & Rug Yarn, 43 yards – Got mine at JoAnn for $2.49 but you can find a pack of 8 different colors (65 yards each) on Amazon for $13.97. If you know you’ll be making more than one wreath, this is a deal.
  • Berry sprig pick – Got mine at JoAnn for $1.19 per pick. Couldn’t find them on Amazon except in bulk.
  • Wired white chevron burlap ribbon, 2 1/2″ by 3 yards  –  (Got mine at Michaels for $4.99) You can get this on Amazon for the same price.

Initially, I bought a Styrofoam wreath, 3 artificial flowers, and a spool of polka dot ribbon.

I liked how the polka dots in the ribbon matched the colors in the flowers.

How to Make Your Own U Pins

I hadn’t totally prepared myself with how to attach the burlap ribbon to the wreath form.

Turns out you need floral wire cut into 2 inch pieces and curved into a ‘U’ shape in order to push through the burlap and attach it to the foam form.

Or you can buy the pins already made.

I didn’t have floral wire, but because I’m pretty resourceful, I used brass head pins, from my previous life as a jewelry designer, and snipped the heads off with my handy jewelry wire cutters.

How to make U pins

Step 2: Front Door Wreath: Attach Burlap Ribbon to Styrofoam Wreath

Wrap the burlap ribbon snugly around your Styrofoam wreath.

With your first wrap, secure a ‘U’ pin to the back of the wreath.

Keep wrapping and use your pins to secure the back side of the wreath every 3 to 4 wraps.

See below picture.

Attaching burlap ribbon to foam wreath form

Here’s what it looks like completely wrapped with the burlap ribbon:

Burlap ribbon wrapped around foam form for front door wreath

Here’s a close-up of what the pins look like pushed through the burlap to secure them to the foam.

U pins keep burlap ribbon in place on foam form

Step 3: Front Door Wreath: Begin Decorating

After your Styrofoam wreath is wrapped with the burlap ribbon, then you can start decorating.

Make sure you have a plan before you begin using your glue gun because once your decorations are glued, there’s no changing up the design.

Using my wire cutters, I cut the stems off the artificial flowers all the way to the base of the back of each flower.

I then added hot glue to the center of the back of the flower and pressed it onto my wreath.

Hot glue flowers to burlap for your front door wreath

Flowers hot glued on your front door wreath

I originally bought only 3 artificial flowers.

Once they were glued to my wreath, I realized I needed more to make it look complete.

Plus, I really didn’t like the polka dot ribbon on the wreath. It just didn’t ‘pop’ enough.

So, off to the store I went!

This time I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Front door wreath supplies

I found more flowers and decided I wanted some yellow flowers mixed in with the orange flowers.

The purple flowers were part of the bunch of flowers, but I decided not to use them.

Also, I wanted some sort of berry sprig to mix it up a little with the flowers.

So, I bought 2 but only used one ‘pick’ of the yellow berries.

Then, I glued the ‘pick’ part to the inside edge of the wreath.

After that, I glued a flower over the pick for it to look nicer.

I thought the package of yellow daisy buttons was super cute, but I ended up not using them for this project.

The chevron ribbon was so pretty, so I bought 2 colors, but went with the burlap and white.

Step 4: Front Door Wreath: Wrap Yarn Around Wreath

I decided to use some orange craft yarn to break up the monotony of the beige burlap.

I really love the look of a fully yarn wrapped wreath (maybe my next project?).

So I decided to add a block of wrapped yarn to the top of my wreath.

This can be time consuming.

Pull up a chair and start wrapping.

Use your glue gun to attach the first piece of yarn to the back of the wreath in the spot you want the yarn to start (I used a sharpie to mark the back of the wreath where I wanted the yarn to start and end).

Then when you’re finished wrapping the yarn, cut the end and use your glue gun to glue the end.

Step 5: Cut Chevron Ribbon to Desired Length & Wrap Around Top of Wreath

I cut mine to be about 36″ long (give or take) and wrapped it around the top of the wreath.

I glued the edges together and used a nail through the center to attach it to the wall.

HERE is the finished product!

My pretty DIY spring front door wreath

I’m super happy with the way it turned out.

I absolutely love the color orange but didn’t want something too busy and detailed.

This turned out just the way I wanted it.

Thanks to Terri for giving me constructive feedback throughout the process.

Beautiful DIY front door wreath

I’ve now gotten over my feelings of intimidation and see more DIY wreaths in my future!

Hang wreath with chevron ribbon

So Many Ways You Can Make A Front Door Wreath

There are literally an unlimited variety of ways you can create a wreath.

Feel free to use my design, using your favorite colors, flowers and ribbon.

Orange & yellow flowers really pop for spring

What DIY spring projects do you gravitate to?

We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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  1. Dear Pam: I bookmarked your “How to Make a Front Door Wreath” page because I want to make a burlap wrapped foam wreath. Your directions are very simple and the photos will be very helpful. I have just ordered what I hope is the last of the materials so I can get started in a week or so. The hardest part for me is deciding which tools, flowers and embellishments I will need. Seeing a pretty ribbon or flower often changes my design idea. Fingers are crossed that I don’t spend too much or choose too little, which will result in another trip to Michael’s or more browsing on Lastly, thank you for the instructions.


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